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8th ASCOLA Conference 23-25 May 2013

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8th ASCOLA Conference 23-25 May 2013

Universita del Salento, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia Rettorato, Piazzetta Tancredi, 7, Lecce, Italy

THURSDAY 23 MAY 2013 (starts at 7pm) Drinks reception (venue: Palazzo Tamborino, Via Paladino 50)

FRIDAY 24 MAY 2013

8.30am Registration of participants

WELCOME ADDRESSES (starts at 9am) Domenico Laforgia Dean, University of Salento Alessandra Chirco Director, Department of Economics, University of Salento

SESSION ONE: REGULATORY APPROACH TO COMPETITION LAW: GENERAL REMARKS (starts at 9.15am) Chair: Josef Drexl Mariateresa Maggiolino Competition law and regulation: why should we purport a “pure conception” of the former?

Krystyna Kowalik Regulatory approach to competition law in the practice of the Polish Competition Authority – critical assessment

Mario Siragusa A reassessment of the relationship between competition law and sector specific regulation

Discussion

coffee break

2 SESSION TWO: COMPETITION ENHANCING POWERS AND REGULATION: INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES (starts at 11.15am)

Chair: Wolfgang Kerber

Michal Gal and Tamar Indig New Powers – New vulnerability? A critical analysis of market inquiries and other interventionary competition law regulation tools

Yane Svetiev Beyond law versus economics: competition policy as a learning platform

Nicoletta Rangone Competition Informed Approach to Regulation: the Role of Economic Analysis in Improving Integration

Discussion 1pm Lunch SESSION THREE: REGULATORY APPROACH TO SUBSTANTIVE COMPETITION LAW (starts at 2pm)

Chair: Giovanni Pitruzzella, President, Italian Competition Authority

Giovanni Pitruzzella Keynote speech

Adi Ayal Anti-anti regulation: the supplanting of industry regulators with competition agencies and how antitrust suffers as a result

Alexandr Svetlicinii and Marco Botta Enforcement of competition rules in regulated industries: abuse of dominance practices in the new EU member states and candidate countries

Discussion

GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING (starts at 4pm)

CITY TOUR – starts at 7pm 8pm, Social dinner (venue: Torre del Parco, Viale Torre del Parco, 1)

SATURDAY 25 MAY 2013 (starts at 9am)

SESSION FOUR: NEW EQUILIBRIA FOR THE REGULATION AND COMPETITION LAW INTERACTION: NET-NEUTRALITY, INFORMATION FLOWS AND STANDARDIZATION

Chair: Joel Moneger Edouard Lemoalle Net-neutrality, regulation and competition Fabiana Di Porto Market information flows: new challenges for competition and regulation

Bjorn Lundqvist The rise of standardization – Competition law as the limit of selfregulation

Discussion coffee break SESSION FIVE: SECTOR-SPECIFIC CHALLENGES TO COMPETITION LAW (starts at 11am)

Chair: Paul Nihoul Valeria Falce and Gustavo Ghidini The evolving role of competition law and policy in the financial sector in Italy: the regulation of interlocking directorates

Rolf H. Weber From Competition law to specific regulation in internet markets? A critical assessment of a possible structural change

Emanuela Arezzo Competition Law a san Instrument of IP regulation?

Toshiaki Takigawa Regulatory approach in competition law enforcement for innovationintensive industries: the case of broadband access regulation in Japan Discussion

We aim to finish the conference at about 1.30pm.

 

 

 

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